The Chinese New Year Travel Rush officially begins

17, Jan 2022 |

Take a look into the annual festivities and holiday rush for the Year of the Tiger

This year the Lunar New Year’s Day will be celebrated on February 1, and the Chinese New Year Travel Rush is upon us. It usually starts 15 days ahead of Lunar New Year's Day and lasts for about 40 days. Also known as 'Chunyun' which translates to 'Spring Movement', this year it begins January 17 and ends February 25.

The biggest and longest national holiday, Chinese New Year, causes the biggest and longest annual period of transport stress in most parts of the world. This long-standing tradition of people travelling far and wide to come home and enjoy reunion dinners with their families still prevails. Flights, trains, and buses are the busiest during this time in Asia and major cities across the world.

The number of railway passenger trips during China's upcoming Spring Festival travel rush is expected to jump 28.5 percent from the holiday season last year, industry data shows. 


Traditional lion heads are being made for the upcoming Chinese New Year festivities in Bogor, Indonesia.


Lanterns being hung for the upcoming Spring Festival in Klang of Selangor states, Malaysia.

Photos Courtesy: Xinhua News Agency


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